By Erin Brighton, campbrighton.com
My daughter suggested a breakfast for dinner theme tonight and my littlest kept requesting “grapes!” It took us a little bit to realize he was asking for crepes. Yes! Such a good idea! Crepes are great for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Or even snack!
We love breakfast for dinner over here, but we usually go for waffles (like these chocolate waffles) or these sweet potato waffles. French toast is also a solid breakfast for dinner choice – and so easy!
We went with sweet and savory options. DIY, of course! My teen was in charge of cutting up all the perfect fruit while I prepped the batter. For the savory options, I had Swiss cheese, Muenster cheese, ham, and crispy bacon. For sweet, we went with the traditional Nutella (yum!), strawberries, blueberries, bananas, and raspberries. Everything was devoured.
For the crepe batter … we made ours gluten-free. I have a cute little crepe machine from Salton and our crepes came out super thin. Not sure if that is because our batter was GF or because of my machine but, either way, I made two batches of batter but one was enough.
3-4 T butter, melted and then cooled for a few minutes
3/4 c milk
1/2 c water
1 cup flour (we used Cup4Cup)
1 tablespoon sugar
Blend everything in a blender for about 30 seconds until it’s smooth. Let chill in the fridge for about 20-30 minutes while you prep the other ingredients. We let our second batch of batter sit in the fridge for a week before we used it.
If you are using a skillet, make sure there is plenty of butter in the bottom of the skillet before you add the batter. If you are making these in a skillet, the batter should make about 8 crepes.
Using our crepe maker, we probably made twice that amount because they were so thin.
If you use a crepe machine or a skillet, you are going to need a very flat spatula to help remove your crepes neatly.
If the kids wanted a savory crepe, I put some cheese on the crepe as soon as the crepe was ready. For the sweet crepes, I piled those crepes separately and the kids took them as they cooled.
Such a fun, easy dinner!